We don't currently offer a boxed ORTF windshield solution for XLR mics, but there is an effective custom workaround on request.
The main challenge with XLR mics in an ORTF setup is accommodating the large XLR-F connectors internally. Due to the sideways positioning of the microphones within the windshield, the connectors would likely impact the edge of the basket, rendering any recordings useless when the kit is moved on location. This problem can be solved with a custom build using mini/right-angled XLR-F connectors.
In all cases, the mics need to be small (ideally between 50 and 75mm in length), and all specifications must be checked by a Rycote technical specialist.
Once the mics have been measured and the setup tested, the relevant modifications would be made to a Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit. Please note that this kit does not include a Connbox, which would need to be purchased separately in order to route the XLR-Binder cables internally.
If you would like to talk to someone who has experience with this modification, please contact our Rycote technical support team via the support page here.
A good alternative to consider for ORTF and its variants is the following:
- InVision Stereo Pair Kit (for spacing adjustments).